Doorway States in the Gamma Decay-out of the Yrast Superdeformed Band in 59Cu

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The decay-out process of the yrast superdeformed band in Cu-59 has been investigated. The firm determination of spin, parity, excitation energy, and configuration of the states involved in this process constitutes a unique situation for a detailed understanding of the decay-out mechanism. A theoretical model is introduced that includes a residual interaction and tunneling matrix element between bands, calculated in the configuration-dependent cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model. This interaction causes the decay to occur via a small number of observed doorway states.


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  • Subatomic Physics
  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number232502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011040002), Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Science) (011013004)

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Andreoiu, C., 2002, University of Liverpool, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Oxford St, Liverpool, L69, 7ZE, UK. 139 p.

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